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Old 07-06-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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Having skipped from the first page to the last page, bypassing what is sure to be a lot of hot air in the middle, I have to restate what Chromekitty said. "Seriously?"

If folks from the north think the opinions of southerners is any different than their own, they are sadly mistaken. I firmly believe we all have similar opinions of each other. If you think the worse of the opposite group, there are those that feel the same toward you also. If you are indifferent toward the other group, there are those that feel the same toward you as well.

I certainly feel the OP, and a few responders (that I read on the first page), are extremely paranoid. Must suck to live their lives.

 
Old 07-06-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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I'm a native NYer. I don't even go to the south because I don't appreciate being called a Yankee, don't like having people see my NY license plate and automatically assuming I'm a bad person, hate people seeing my NY Yankees fitted hat and thinking I'm some sort of gangster, hate the annoying southern accent, and hate having people talk behind my back to others after they've acted completely genuine to me.
Sorry to break the news to you, but this happens everywhere - especially in a metropolis the size of NYC.

BTW: We call you 'yankees' up here in Canada as well.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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Sorry to break the news to you, but this happens everywhere - especially in a metropolis the size of NYC.

BTW: We call you 'yankees' up here in Canada as well.
Ya, but yall do it with Love, Aye....
 
Old 07-06-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Yeah Canadians call Americans Yankees. "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy......"
 
Old 07-07-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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Yeah Canadians call Americans Yankees. "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy......"
It's common all over the world but mostly in the Commonwealth. The Brits started it, I think.

I had the opportunity to travel a lot as a kid and imagine my surprise when I, a native of Charleston, was referred to as a "yank" by some Brit somewhere.

My opinion and use of Yankee has never been derogatory in the least. My mother is from New York and my Step Mother is from 2 and a half hours south of it.

My definition of "damn Yankee" has also evolved. It used to be a Yankee who wouldn't go home. Now it's a Yankee who won't shut up about home and constantly complains about the south but insists on staying here anyway in an apparent attempt to make everyone's life miserable.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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I have NEVER met any transplant who has complained miserably about life in Charleston. Sure we all miss something from where we use to live. That happens if you have had the privilege of enjoying life in a few different communities or countries. I still miss the Bermuda beaches. Does that mean I'm miserable on a beach in Charleston...no but the beaches in Bermuda are spectacular.

If i do meet someone who is unhappy here in Charleston, I may feel some sympathy for them. Isn't it great to enjoy where you live and said if you aren't happy with your situation. Consider yourself fortunate and offer them a good ole 'Bless your heart I'm sorry you are so unhappy here." (dripping in that southern sarcasm -- uh I mean charm)
 
Old 07-07-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Moneill, you have met someone, he goes by Bullfrog on here. He has stated many times that the only reason he lives here is to keep Mrs. Bullfrog happy by being close to her family...
 
Old 07-07-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I skimmed the thread, but will add my 2 cents.

I am from florida, and my family is from the midwest, just outside of Chicago, so a major metropolitan area, not the middle of nowhere. I grew up in a melting pot of cultures, mexicans, puerto ricans(and New Yoricans), cubans, other midwest people, southerners, and northerners.

My in-laws are also originally from long island.

The #1 big thing I have noticed about northerners and alot of times new yorkers. They are very "self centered" They seem to not consider others as much. I really noticed this while traveling to south Florida. South Florida has alot of north east transplants. I have flown from Chicago, to Atlanta, to Ft. Lauderdale numerous times. It was interesting how flying to Atlanta, the flight would be ok, nothing special. Then flying from Atlanta to South Florida you had lots of rude, inconsiderate people on the plane that usually just made you feel annoyed during the flight.


They "EXPECT" someone to appease to them. While a southern seems to be much more laid back.


A good example is my mother in law, I have sat in a restaraunt and I have seen her get all bent out of shape about a crying toddler or something on the other side of a restaraunt. She would literally say, someone needs to shut that kid up.

Now here is the funny part, now she has a grandkid, my kid. If he is getting kind of loud and obnoxious int he restaraunt, I will take the kid outside, you know change of scenery, etc... She will then say, he is a kid he cries, people will get used to it. Just a "world revolves around me" attitude.

Its not just my mother in law, just an example I can think of, I just get this from alot of people from the north. This comes into cutting people off on the road, in a crowded mall rushing in front of you etc...

But you guys can meet one of the most annoying types of people in the world... a New Yorican. For the record this is just a generalization, this isn't everyone. Every group has generalizations, that how we make them a group.


I am starting to learn more and more about west coast people though. I guess I can be categorized as a judegemental mutt. In the end I realize people are people, we all want to live a happy life and provide for our families.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: On the border of off the grid
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The #1 big thing I have noticed about northerners and alot of times new yorkers. They are very "self centered"
Now that is simply outrageous!

Btw, how do you like my new dress?
 
Old 07-07-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Moneill, you have met someone, he goes by Bullfrog on here. He has stated many times that the only reason he lives here is to keep Mrs. Bullfrog happy by being close to her family...
But he doesn't strike me as miserable..........is he?

And he honestly hasn't told us what is wrong here -- just that it isn't his first choice.
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